275 episodes

Welcome to The OCD Stories, hosted by Stuart Ralph. The podcast has been heard over 3.5million times globally. Check out your first episode from our existing hundreds of episodes featuring experts, and people experiencing symptoms just like you today. If you do, you may just feel understood, heard and possibly help you identify your next step in your own personal journey to healing.

Disclaimer - this podcast is not a replacement for therapy. Please seek treatment from a licensed mental health professional.

The OCD Stories Stuart Ralph

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 123 Ratings

Welcome to The OCD Stories, hosted by Stuart Ralph. The podcast has been heard over 3.5million times globally. Check out your first episode from our existing hundreds of episodes featuring experts, and people experiencing symptoms just like you today. If you do, you may just feel understood, heard and possibly help you identify your next step in your own personal journey to healing.

Disclaimer - this podcast is not a replacement for therapy. Please seek treatment from a licensed mental health professional.

    Dr Sam Greenblatt - A potential way of improving ERP: habituation model versus inhibitory learning theory (#281)

    Dr Sam Greenblatt - A potential way of improving ERP: habituation model versus inhibitory learning theory (#281)

    In episode 281 I interviewed Dr Sam Greenblatt. Sam is a licensed clinical psychologist.
    I chat with Sam about the effectiveness of exposure and response prevention therapy (ERP), the habituation model of ERP, why habituation isn’t always needed, what is the inhibitory learning theory model of ERP, why has it improved on the habituation model, how inhibitory learning theory looks in a therapy session, and much much more. Hope it helps.
    Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/sam-greenblatt-281
    The podcast is made possible by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories
    Next monthly zoom hangout with Stuart is on Saturday 3rd July. Come chat about the show. Pay what you can/want: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/158363759267 See you then. 

    • 38 min
    Story: Brian Sullivan (#280)

    Story: Brian Sullivan (#280)

    In episode 280 I interviewed Brian Sullivan who has kindly agreed to share his story with us. 
    I chat with Brian about his story, divorce, bullying, depression, medication, suicidal ideation, working with the wrong therapist, then finding a helpful therapist, hospitalisation and how Brian found that helpful, what Brian has learned in therapy about OCD and life, going back to studying, we talk about Asexuality, words of hope, and much much more. Hope it helps.
    Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/story-brian-280
    The podcast is made possible by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Sheryl Paul - The wisdom of anxiety (and intrusive thoughts) (#279)

    Sheryl Paul - The wisdom of anxiety (and intrusive thoughts) (#279)

    In episode 279 I chat with Sheryl Paul. Sheryl is a counselor informed by Jungian depth psychology, and author of the book The wisdom of anxiety.
    In this episode we chat about her story, transitions such as marriage, birth, death and the anxiety they can bring. We discuss the highly sensitive person, we talk a lot about relationship anxiety, we explore differing views of OCD and the integration of certain therapies with CBT, we discuss a Jungian view of OCD, the spirituality and beauty of ERP (Exposure and Response Prevention) and facing fear as an innate human skill, the timetable of healing, emptiness, the Jungian idea of gathering gold, and much more more. Hope it helps. 
    Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/sheryl-paul-279
    The podcast is made possible by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Eeva Edds - Loved ones of people with OCD (#278)

    Eeva Edds - Loved ones of people with OCD (#278)

    In episode 278 I chat with Eeva Edds. Eeva is a licensed professional counselor.
    In this episode, we talk about her therapy story, what is caregiver burnout, how to prevent caregiver burnout, self-care, understanding your loved one’s experience of OCD, understanding accommodation, how the loved one can help the person with OCD, self-compassion, values, and much more more. Hope it helps. 
    Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/eeva-edds-278
    The podcast is made possible by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

    • 52 min
    Story: Kyle (#277)

    Story: Kyle (#277)

    In episode 277 I interviewed Kyle who has kindly agreed to share his story with us. 
    In this episode, we talk about his story, health/contamination worries, panic attacks, work stress, worries of harm coming to his kids, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), Inference Based Therapy (IBT), what else helps him, opening up to his wife, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and much more more. Hope it helps. 
    Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/story-kyle-277
    The podcast is made possible by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

    • 45 min
    Story: Rachel Huber (#276)

    Story: Rachel Huber (#276)

    In episode 276 I interviewed Rachel Huber. Rachel has kindly agreed to share her story with us. 
    In this episode, we talk about her OCD story, maternal (Postpartum) OCD, worrying about the health and safety of her children, her therapy journey, and much more more. Hope it helps. 
    Show notes: https://theocdstories.com/episode/story-rachel-276
    The podcast is made possible by NOCD. To find out more about NOCD, their therapy plans and if they currently take your insurance head over to https://go.treatmyocd.com/theocdstories

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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123 Ratings

123 Ratings

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Brilliant Podcast

This podcast has been my support since discovering it last year. So many stories I have been able to identify with and Stuart comes across as the loveliest person. I don’t feel so alone any more. Thank you so much!

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Top podcast.

Really enjoyed the Dr. Michael Greenberg episode in particular.

Thank you Stuart.

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